Flying Fox wrote:My 785G system seems to be drawing more, but I forgot if I got those numbers when I had a HD4550 plugged in. I will measure again once I get my Kill-A-Watt back from a friend who I lent it to.
Idle with 785G and X2 250 @3.0GHz (stock and CnQ'ed) and undervolted to 1.280V: ~50W
Folding with VMware server and Ubuntu 9.10 at low priority: ~90W
The CPU can go up to 3.6GHz but it needs 1.36V and power consumption shoots up by 30W+ so I am not going there.
It is doing those 60xx's at about 22-23 hours with total points (including bonus) of around 1630-1760 each. According to HFM.net I'm doing around ~1800ppd for most projects, vs the E6300+G33 platform which is closer to 1650ppd. They are really close and I bet if I overclock the E6300 to the same GHz they will perform the same. As I said no more SSE discrimination against AMD CPUs for these A3's, which is a good thing.
GJ, do you have numbers when you use the 780G IGP? That way we can deduce the delta that the discrete card adds and if the additional power is worth the points.
Gerbil Jedidiah wrote:
flybywire wrote:UGN is a collective, therefore the cost is distributed among its members. Is that not the purpose of forming this collective?
That's my point! If you can rally a lot of people with idle computers to fold, that is a much more efficient use of power than custom building folding machines that otherwise have no purpose.
There are many issues, the unfortunate thing is that it ended up just a few heavy hitters contributing to the collective and when one has a down period the results suffer significantly. For the past few years it has been especially problematic with the crappy SMP and still-not-up-to-snuff GPU clients that even Damage said he had a hard time making a recommendation to the larger gerbil audience. Let's hope that the new SMP client once it is out of beta will bring enough improvements for us to do more effective recruitment again.